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Electronic Resources

The NHS subscribes to key healthcare databases, full text journals, e-books and more for its staff. To access these you need to have an Athens username and password. You can obtain one by self-registering at:

An Athens Self-Registration leaflet is available from the Education Centre Libraries at Good Hope, Heartlands, Solihull and Queen Elizabeth hospital

E-Books Collection

(Require Athens Registration)


Staff can access the following Frailty full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool

Useful Websites

This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Frailty professionals.

Age UK

Voices that are rarely heard – understanding living with frailty in later life.

Anatomy TV

The 3D anatomy resource features anatomical pictures that can be rotated, and layers can be removed in order to expose underlying structures. Access via Athens

ASK –UHB Discovery Tool 

This is a “Google” type tool enabling a “one search” for guidelines, eBooks, eJournals and full text articles. Access via Athens.

British Geriatrics Society

Membership association for professionals specialising in the healthcare of older people across the UK.

BMJ Best Practice

A clinical decision support tool that takes you quickly and accurately to the latest evidence based information, whenever and wherever you need it.

Clinical Key

Search from a single platform across eBooks, eJournals, procedural videos, drug information and images. Access via Athens


More than 160 clinical skills procedures, all in a user-friendly illustrated format and regularly updated. Access via Athens.

Cochrane Clinical Answers

Practical evidence for healthcare decision making.

Cochrane Reviews

To explore Cochrane Reviews you can use the advanced search or you can browse by topic or by Cochrane Review Group (CRG).


Provides current, evidence-based information to support decision making at the point of care. Access via Athens.

The Kings Fund

Implementing the electronic frailty index – case studies from the NHS front line.


A targeted “current awareness” service for high impact documents in your area.

NHS Acute Frailty Network

Guidance and best practice case studies for nursing and therapists.

NHS England

Practical guidance for commissioners, providers and nursing, medical and allied health professional leaders for frail elderly.

NHS Evidence

24/7 portal available to all NHS staff and students to access nationally procured resources. Requires UHB Athens ID.

SCIE—Social Care Institute for Excellence

For those working with people with frailty, the site provides practical tips, tools, activities and information.